Tom Morello Throws Fans Cell Phone Off-Stage

Tom Morello Teaches Fan How to Live in the Moment

Tom Morello of Prophets of Rage taught a fan how to live in the moment.

During his performance in Chicago, he invited fans up on to the stage while he played. One fan tried to take a selfie with Morello on stage, but Morello was having none of it and grabbed the phone and threw it into the main crowd.

Morello later reacted to the moment on Twitter, saying: “Put a phone in my face onstage and I’ll throw it. #LiveInTheMoment. Great fun today at the 101WKQX show. #SweetHomeChicago.”

The guitarist later received some flak on Twitter about the incident, to which Morello responded: “When you invite guests to your stage and clearly tell them, ‘If you stick a cell phone in my face I will throw it’ and then their uncontrollable entitled selfie urges overcome their sense of reason, they get their phones thrown. Simple.”

He later added the fan got his phone back.

Last month, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford hit the headlines when he booted the phone from the hands on a front row fan during their set at the Rosemont Theatre in Illinois.

He later explained: “The facts are we love our fans and you can film us all you like and watch our show on your phone rather than in the flesh.

“However, if you physically interfere with the Metal God’s performance, you now know what will happen.”